The I.S.A. Collection

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Collection Adds Jerseys and Shea Stadium Memorabilia

The I.S.A. increased its collection with various artifacts through the kind donation of its supporters.

Finland international SAMI HYYPIA made his debut for LIVERPOOL F.C. in the 1999 Carlsberg Beslfast Challange. The club won that tournament and repeated the feat for the 2000 edition.

Liverpool debuted their "orange" kit in the 2000-2001 season which saw Hyypia lift the crystal Belfast Trophy. Hyypia, now at Bayer Leverkusen after a decade and over 300 games for Liverpool, also made 105 international appearences for his native Finland.
Sami Hyypia wearing the donated jersey (above) supports the Carlsberg Beslfast Challenge Trophy at Windsor Park.
 SHEA STADIUM in Queens, New York played host to many events including baseball's World Series games, NFL grid iron football, Papal visits, The Beatles 1964 concert and international football matches.

On September 5, 1997 - COLOMBIA and EL SALVADOR played to a 2:2 draw at the now demolished landmark.

A glass globe and slab base commemorate the international event and the venue (above) with the logo of the sponsor - Mundial Sports Group - from the match (below) is now on display.

A jersey of perennial Uruguayan League Champions C.A. PENAROL - recognized by FIFA as the "best South american club of the 20th century" - has joined the exhibits of the ISA.

A record 37 titles in 78 professional seasons gives credibility to the club's fame. This jersey from their 1999 Clausura victory (below) was sent to the ISA.

In addition, a wonderful championship pennant was included (below).